Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Hobbit's Peter Jackson: ‘Doctor Who’ Fanboy

BBC America

I’m sure most Whovians won’t be surprised to hear that Peter Jackson is a total superfan when it comes to Doctor Who

Well get this! The Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings director, who is currently hard at work on The Hobbit films in his native New Zealand, actually owns the costume worn by Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy. It’s set up his house for everyone to see, too. 

When speaking with Doctor Who Insider magazine, Jackson’s friend Frances Barber — who we’ve seen as the evil, eye patch-wearin’ Madame Kovarian in several episodes this season — spilled the beans about the purchase, The Press Association reports. 

“Sylvester and I were in Peter’s house and he said, ‘Look in that cabinet,’ Barber explained. “In there was Sylvester’s Doctor Who costume. Peter bought it on eBay. Isn’t that wacky?”

I guess it makes total sense why Jackson signed McCoy up to play wizard Radagast the Brown in The Hobbit. Yeah.

It's Official!!! Thor 2 Set for July 2013

Empire Magazine

Given that Thor did decent business at the box office for Marvel, it’s no surprise that the company would be making its plans for a sequel. And though quiet moves have been afoot for a while now, the studio and corporate owners Disney have now made it official, booking a July 26, 2013 release date for another round of Norse play.

But while Deadline reports that Chris Hemsworth will once again be swinging Mjolnir as the central hero (not a shocker, since Marvel signs most of its cast members to multiple film deals), it would seem that Kenneth Branagh has either decided not to return or that the company has opted to go in another direction (no pun intended) for the next film. Cue a mad scramble of agents trying to get their megaphone-wielding clients the job.

Thor co-writer Don Payne has already been kicking around ideas for a second film, though no detaihas slipped out just yet. But the hero’s story continues, of course, in The Avengers, which Hemsworth is now busy shooting alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and the rest.

He’s also become quite an in-demand performer since donning the cape: just yesterday, he was attached to action thriller Shadow Runner and will follow up his Avengers duty by teaching Kristen Stewart to survive and fight back in Snow White and the Huntsman.

So come on, then, Thor fans: what do you want to see happen in the sequel? And who do you want to see come back? More work for the Warriors Three? A villain you’d like to see get hammered? Odin commands your response!
James White

DO NOT WATCH IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW - New Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Clip! Major Spoiler Alert!!!

Perez Hilton Filed under: Harry Potter > Emma Watson > Rupert Grint


Hello to the rest of you who couldn't avoid the temptation! To you we say:
HOLY HORCRUX! Are you seeing what we're seeing!?!

That's Ron Weasely and Hermione Granger all up in the Chamber of Secrets. They've got a basilisk fang! 

They've got a horcrux! You know what this is leading up to don't you?! Ahhh!!! Why isn't it July 15th yet???

We can't stand it! We need to watch this again! Check out the video (above) with us and watch a new scene from Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2!!!

Are U crying and shaking, Potterheads???

Nicolas Cage Being Sued Over Vampire Movie!

Perez Hilton Filed under: Icky Icky Poo > Film Flickers > Legal Matters > Nicolas Cage

Oh, Nic!

It seems like Nicolas Cage is CONSTANTLY involved in some sort of financial/personal/legal dramz, and now he's got a new issue to contend with…or actually an 11 year old issue!

Back in 2000, Nicolas Cage was a producer on vamp film Shadow of the Vampire, and it appears that he owes another producer from the film at least $77,176!

According to the lawsuit filed by Early Bird Productions, Shadow producer Paul Brooks was owed $77k+ for his work on the film, and Nic was supposed to pay him, but never did.

Don't worry, Nic. We know $$$ is sometimes tight for ya, but we're sure you can earn this money pret-ty quickly. 

…Perhaps another couple of Ghost Rider sequels???

Get Better JRM

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was rushed to a London hospital Tuesday after he was found slumped on the floor of his home.

Paramedics responded to an emergency call at the Tudors star's pad claiming the actor needed help, but he reportedly refused treatment for more than 30 minutes and police were called in to escort him to the hospital, Scotland Yard confirms to E! News.

Meyers, who has battled drinking problems in the past, was believed to have downed pills, reports The Sun, although a source close to the star tells us it was "not a suicide attempt."

The 33-year-old thesp was released Wednesday morning from a Central London hospital, and had "no comment" when the Sun inquired about his well-being.

A source told the U.K. paper that the possible pill overdose was "very sad" and that those close to him were questioning whether the actor had tried to take his own life.

But a source close to the star said that although the actor relapsed (it was not immediately clear if that meant alcohol or drugs) he was not attempting suicide. 

"It was not a suicide attempt. He did relapse and was hospitalized briefly for that, but was released," said the source.

Meyers has long had a history with booze-fueled troubles. In 2007, just fresh out of rehab for the second time, the Irish actor was busted for public drunkenness and breach of peace for threatening and abusive conduct against airport workers while waiting for a flight back to London from Dublin. The charges were ultimately dropped.

Two years later the Match Point star was in trouble again at the airport, when he allegedly punched a waiter at a bar in Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport and was charged with "willful violence, outrage, hitting and threatening death."

In 2010, he entered rehab yet again in London for an alcohol addiction after another airport altercation. The actor had been banned from flying United Airlines after a drunken scuffle at JFK airport.

Starz Shelves Camelot, Citing 'Significant Production Challenges'

TV Line

When all is said and done, there’ll only be a little Camelot. Starz has opted not to move forward with production on the series, which aired its first season finale earlier this month.

“Due to significant production challenges, Starz has decided not to exercise the option for subsequent seasons of Camelot with our production partners GK-tv, Octagon Films and Take 5 Productions,” the cabler explains in a statement cited by The Hollywood Reporter.

Our sister site Deadline elaborates that among the challenges for the Ireland-based production were scheduling conflicts with some members of the cast, which was fronted by Joseph Feinnes, Jamie Campbell Bower and Eva Green.

Camelot premiered in April to 1.13 million viewers and a 0.5 demo rating, making it Starz’s most-watched and highest-rated original series debut ever. That demo rating also bested Syfy’s Merlin that night, as the two similar-ish series faced off for the first time.

Come finale time, Camelot was pulling just north of a million viewers and a 0.4 rating.

Starz is premiering Torchwood: Miracle Day, a continuation of the BBC series, on July 8.

Sorcery Overload: Florence and the Machine Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

**This is super awesome, because I was just there.  Butterbeer, anyone?


Today in WTF: Indie darlings Florence and the Machine, whom I lovingly call Tori Amos and the Evanescence, visited the spectacular Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando today. They’re performing at the Hard Rock at Universal CityWalk tonight, but the important thing is that someone took a picture of the group slurping Butterbeer and touring the premises. It’s all a little too much wizardry for me.

At least there’s ale (sic - It's butterbeer!!!) on hand, which makes this adventure seem somewhat human. If Stevie Nicks turns up playing Bellatrix Lestrange inside the exhibit, there will be more ethereal powers in the vicinity than in a season of Joan of Arcadia.

Short Cuts from the Week

- Surprise Reveal in the next Captain America Trailer - AICN

- Which Witch (and Wizard and Warlock) Is Your All-Time Favorite?- E!
- UK couple turns to witchcraft to treat infertility - All Headline News

- Harry Potter Movie Countdown - Ranking The Boy Wizard - The Schlog

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

TRIVIA CONTEST TIME!!! Prize - The Target Deluxe Edition of Beyonce's new CD '4'!!!

Four only the price of answering 4 trivia questions, you can win the NEW Beyonce CD '4'.  Not just any version but the Target Deluxe edition!!!

Our questions will be about some strong female women, all of the entries that answer all 4 right will be entered into the drawing happening on 7-1-2011.  Message me on Facebook, Twitter or on my blog.


- Who once said, "It isn't where you came from, its where you're going that counts."

- Who won the first Best Actress Oscar for Best Picture?

- Who is known as the official Witch of Salem?

- What leader once said, "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pottermore Twitter Account Explodes After Site's Launch

Meanwhile, the Harry Potter-themed feed is following only one person.

Just hours after J.K. Rowling launched her Pottermore website, the site's Twitter account already has nearly 120,000 followers.

To be exact, the Twitter feed has 118,963 followers -- and counting.

Meanwhile, @Pottermore is following only one person: J.K. Rowling herself.

Rowling explains Pottermore as "a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books."

In other words, it's an interactive site in which users can play games within the Harry Potter books. It kicks off in October, but beginning July 31, users will be able to find out more details about entering the site early.

Rowling also announced Thursday that the seven Harry Potter novels will be available as eBooks beginning in October, exclusively on

But Rowling shot down rumors that she's working on an eighth book.
Her Harry Potter books have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide.
The final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, hits theaters July 15.

Harry Pottermore and the Online Hoard

Herald Scotland

24 Jun 2011
A “hoard” of new information, and new writing, about the world’s favourite literary wizard – JK Rowling’s Harry Potter – will be revealed in the author’s new online project.

Rowling has launched the latest stage in the Potter story not with a new novel, but with an expansion of her original books through a new interactive website called Pottermore.

It is designed to enhance the reading of the Potter books with “extensive new material” and will also sell eBooks of her novels, potentially making it a bigger seller of her works than bookshops or online stores such as Amazon.

This film looks so bad, I am excited!!! New pics from 'Immortals'

I'm not even going to ask what you think.  I can't read it anyway.  Blinded by Steven Dorff's super abs of steel!!!

Here is the new trailer if you don't believe that this has awesome CRAP potential!!!

Poor Theseus.  Will Hollywood ever get his story right?

Captain American Hotness!!!

Everybody together - OH....AHHHHHHH!!!  Make sure you click HERE for the new trailer...

Ian McKellan and Martin Freeman in new 'Hobbit' images

Director Peter Jackson has just released the very first images from the upcoming two-part "Lord of the Rings" prequel "The Hobbit". Thanks to and First Look for posting the photos:-)

I love the shots of Martin Freeman as Bilbo! 

Thoughts so far???

Neil Gaiman Reflects On 'American Gods,' 10 Years Later

Author talks about his 2001 book as a 10th-anniversay edition is released and with a TV show on the way.

"The truth is, as an author, all you are is grateful if you turn around 10 years after you wrote something and it's still in print," Gaiman told MTV News of all the fanfare surrounding the novel's 10th anniversary. "It makes me ridiculously happy as an author, but mostly it makes me ridiculously happy that my book is being read."

For Gaiman, "American Gods" offered a way to put words to his own experience in moving to America from England and the difference between how people view America from the outside and the eccentricities you discover from the inside of American culture.

"All of the things that I loved about America that just seemed weird went into 'American Gods,' " he laughed. "I was fascinated by the way people coming to America tried to become 'American.' The idea of using old gods as a way of talking about what people bring with them when they come to America was a really fun one."
Gaiman recalled one particular discovery he made upon moving to the Midwest that was a prime example of the sort of local norms that informed "American Gods."

"There were weird little things like people driving cars out onto the ice in the winter on frozen lakes and then taking bets on when they'd go through the ice when the snow melted," he explained. "Little things like that, where I would turn around and go, 'Does anyone else here think this is weird?' And everyone else would go, 'Nope, This is how it is.'

"[When] I moved to America, I thought that I knew what America was," he said. "I'd been writing stories set in America for seven to eight years, I'd been coming to America for visits, and more importantly, I grew up watching American television and reading American books. And then I moved to America and found it was really weird, in ways that nobody had told me."

Along with giving readers a chance to revisit — or encounter for the first time — all of that aforementioned weirdness, the 10th-anniversary edition of "American Gods" will also feature more than 10,000 words omitted from his initial draft of the novel. The extra material will consist of expanded chapters, essays and even a few interviews he chose to include.

The audio counterpart to the new edition will also receive a full cast recording as opposed to a solo narrator — something he decided to do after participating in a podcast with filmmaker Kevin Smith.

"About six months ago, my wife Amanda Palmer and I were being interviewed by Kevin Smith for his Smodcast, and Amanda did some songs, and I thought I should do something that's fun too," he said. "So I printed out a scene from 'American Gods,' and I narrated it and made Kevin and Amanda act. At the end of it, I walked away going, 'That was really good!' It was just meant to be this mad, goofy thing we did, but it was really good."

And just in case the best-selling original version of the book, the new 10th-anniversary edition or both audio versions don't put "American Gods" back on the mainstream radar, there's also the upcoming HBO television series based on the novel. Gaiman is attached to write and executive-produce the series with Tom Hanks' Playtone production studio developing the adaptation. Renowned cinematographer Robert Richardson is attached to co-write the pilot with Gaiman.

"The overall plan right now is that the first season would essentially be the first book, with a few interesting divergences," Gaiman said of the television series. "You don't want people who've read the book to be able to go, 'I know everything that's going to be happening here.' [They will] know a lot more than anybody who's starting from here, but we will do things that will surprise [them] too."

With Gaiman indicating that the first season of the television series will encompass "the first book," it was only natural to ask about his plans for an "American Gods" sequel.

"I've been [planning] to do a second 'American Gods' book since the first 'American Gods' book," he laughed. "What I basically have right now is a boxful of stuff. Things go into it. I always knew there was going to be more story.

"The first book was very much about the grifters and the lowlifes, and you don't really get to see much of the new gods and you don't really get a sense of those gods who are doing incredibly well in America," he said. "In the second book, I definitely want to go into both of those things."

BRIDPORT: Christian group to protest at Bridport pagan meeting

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CHRISTIAN demonstrators are planning to protest outside a pagan moot in Bridport in an attempt to warn people about the “dangers” of the occult.

The new Christian movement, known as Christian Soldiers Dorset, will hold their first protest outside of a pagan moot in Bridport next month.

The group say they are expecting a high turn out for what is planned to be a peaceful vigil.

Organiser of the Pagan Moot, Adam Marlborough, however says the protest is a waste of time and will not deter him or others from holding meetings.

 “I believe in freedom of speech but I do think there are better things they could do with their time,” he said.

“I don’t have any problem with it as long as it’s peaceful but that remains to be seen as there was a spiritual fair in Bridport not long ago which the police had to be called to due to protestors.

“I think people pick on easy targets, they wouldn’t picket outside a mosque for instance and yet they don’t share their views. It certainly won’t deter me from holding the moot though.”

The Bridport Pagan Moot will be held at the George Hotel on Tuesday, July 5th at 8pm.

The moot is held every month; July’s meeting features a talk by Anastasia entitled ‘Earth Astrology and Colour Energy.’

A spokesperson for the Christian Soldiers Dorset group said: “We are a new Christian movement in Dorset, set up to warn people, especially the young, of the dangers of getting involved in the occult. To this end we aim to hold peaceful vigils outside occult events, in the hope of turning people away from the path of evil towards God’s love.”

Protesters will be gathering outside the meeting at 7:45pm.

Pottermore Revealed To Be an Interactive Harry Potter Experience [PICS]

by for Mashable

Pottermore, a mysterious new site by J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, is an online hub for everything Harry Potter-related, Rowling revealed on YouTube on Thursday.

Pottermore, which Rowling created in partnership with Sony, will include an interactive reading experience of the Harry Potter books. Fans will also be able to buy audio books and, for the first time, Harry Potter novels as ebooks.

The site goes live in October, but some users will be able to enter early. Additional details about that will be revealed on the site on July 31, but Rowling dropped a clue for those aching to enter the site early: “Follow the Owl.”

Earlier reports that Pottermore is an online gaming site seem to have been incomplete. Gaming elements, such as accomplishments and virtual items, are visible in some of the photos on the site; however, Rowling doesn’t directly mention the gaming element in her announcement.

Super excited!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Secret of J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore revealed!!!

by: Chris Morris of Plugged In

For the past few weeks, the Web has been buzzing about J. K. Rowling's mysterious Pottermore project. And while details won't be officially unveiled until Thursday, all signs are pointing to it being an online game revolving around the Harry Potter universe. 

A leaked memo has revealed Pottermore to be a persistent world that blends World of Warcraft with real world treasure hunts. Users will dig up clues, which will let them find prizes in the real world.
The memo says Thursday's announcement, which will come via YouTube, will discuss the project's partners and focus on what people can find - particularly quills and wands hidden around the U.S. and U.K.
As often happens with leaks of major projects, it's unclear if the game is the full extent of Pottermore - or simply a tie-in promotion for a larger project. Rowling has made it clear, though, that whatever Pottermore may be, it is NOT a new Harry Potter book. 

Potter fansite The Leaky Cauldron is one of the few places that apparently has seen the project. Not surprisingly, they've taken an unbreakable vow of silence about the specifics, but have previously described it as "one of the most amazing, engaging and breathtaking additions to this fandom imaginable".

(Keep in mind, that's a fan site - so the Hogwarts Hype Express runs pretty fast there.)

As for the rest of us Muggles, we'll learn tomorrow how accurate these reports are - and exactly what Rowling has in store for us. 

There's good reason for the excitement. The Harry Potter books have sold about 450 million copies worldwide, given birth to a massive film franchise, several video game tie-ins and a theme park. Forbes ranks Rowling as one of the richest women in Britain, with an estimated wealth of $1 billion.

New - 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' trailer - Woot, more Draco, Tom Felton!



Pixar's 'Brave'

The teaser poster and teaser trailer for Pixar's BRAVE show a murky forest, blue fairy-like creatures, and a warrior about to face ??? past the stone obelisks.  The teaser is attached to CARS 2 opening this weekend...


Games of Thrones Recap, or as I call it "IS THAT IT???"

By Wendy, the NOT so good Witch


The final episode of 'Game of Thrones' ended on Sunday and I have finally finished processing my annoyance about it.

After yelling 'is that it' repeatedly at the dark screen and trailer for 'True Blood,' I still do not understand how you end a season of television like that.  There was no closure. no tying up anything, no, you left us with several dead stars and three dragons...just enough tantalizing bits to keep us watching, but not enough to leave a pleasing taste either.

I love that the show turns on edge, that is the reason I love 'Doctor Who' and 'Lost.'  The mythos created is lush, imaginative and uncomfortable.  I just wanted some sort of ending...'True Blood' manages a cliff-hanger and an ending...

What are you thoughts???

James Wan To Make THE CONJURING?

Ain't It Cool News and Variety

Nordling here.

I liked INSIDIOUS quite a bit, even if it didn't quite stick the landing.  Up until the last 20 minutes or so, INSIDIOUS was a really effective haunted story.  But once they go into the Further, INSIDIOUS slams facefirst into the film's low budget, and it never quite recovers (although the very end is pretty creepy).  But Leigh Whannell and James Wan, for the budget, delivered a film that has more scares that work than a film that cost 10 times that.  Considering the profit that INSIDIOUS made, there was no doubt that Wan would return to the genre, and now it looks like Wan will be making another supernatural horror film, called THE CONJURING, according to Variety

THE CONJURING will be loosely based on true events that happened to the Perron family in Rhode Island.  Andrea Parron wrote a book about the incidents, called HOUSE OF DARKNESS, HOUSE OF LIGHT.  Parron describes their property as being haunted by a variety of spirits, including one particular malevolent entity named Bathsheba that terrorized her mother.  Some of the spirits were friendly, some were not, and the Parron family endured both for 10 years before leaving the area.  I'm a skeptic when it comes to this stuff, but that doesn't keep me from enjoying a good ghost story, and if Wan is making this I'd bet he'll bring a lot of scares and fun to this one.

Nordling, out.

True Blood's Joe Manganiello Shirtless: Is That Really an Eight-Pack?!

**NOTE - I am not usually a wolf fan, but DAMN!!!
by Marc Malkin and Brett Malec for E!
Joe Manganiello, GQ Magazine Credit Carter Smith/GQ

Another day, another set of sexy pics of True Blood stud Joe Manganiello.

Don't get us wrong—we definitely not complaining.

While the latest may be a fashion spread for GQ, it's not the clothes that caught our eye...

Manganiello is once again showing off his perfectly sculpted bod. In one shot, he dons red Loden Dager swim trunks and an unbuttoned Giorgio Armani dress shirt in front of a topless bikini model, while in another, he's only wearing a pair of 7 for Mankind jeans.

But the 34-year-old actor insists his fine physique is just part of his job. "If Alcide was described as weighing 300 pounds with a comb-over and missing his front teeth, that's what I would look like," he tells the mag.

Luckily, that isn't the case.

"Once they yell action, you're a werewolf and you're not thinking about it," he says of stripping down. "But before, there's a boom guy crouched behind you at ass level."

How do we get that job?

Friday, June 10, 2011


Going with my daughter to Harry Potter in Universal studios for her graduation.  When I return, I will review the trip and include pics.  Have a great week!!!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I have changed my mind about this one - Check Out The International Poster For The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Perez Hilton Filed under: Film Flickers > Daniel Craig
If French isn't your first language, that says, "Evil will be hunted by evil." Dun, dun, dun!!!
This is the first promotional poster released for the highly-anticipated flick, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. As dark and twisty as the trailer was (watch it HERE), we're really impressed with this image and how much Daniel Craig is starting to grow on us as Mikael Blomkvist.
And Rooney Mara looks awesome!

RIP Clarice Taylor

By Rennie Dyball and Debra Lewis-Boothman for

Clarice Taylor, who played Bill Cosby's mother on The Cosby Show, died on Monday at age 93, her rep tells PEOPLE.

She succumbed to heart failure and was surrounded by family when she passed.

Taylor earned an Emmy nomination in 1986 for her recurring role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable's mother, Anna Huxtable, on the long-running sitcom.

A performer on stage, radio, TV and film for over five decades, the actress was a member of the New York stage group, the Negro Ensemble Company, and helped to pave the way for African-American actors in the early 1960s.

Her own big break came that decade when she landed the role of Harriet, David's grandmother, on Sesame Street. She also starred alongside Liza Minelli in 1970's Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon and played Grady's Cousin Emma on Sanford and Son.

Taylor is survived by her two sons, William and James, and her five grandchildren.

Lena Endre and Amy Adams Added to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Untitled Religious Film [Updated]

by Russ Fischer for

sted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 by Russ Fischer

Paul Thomas Anderson is soon to shoot his untitled religious drama formerly called The Master, with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix starring and Laura Dern, Jesse Plemons and David Warshofsky supporting. The last two were just announced yesterday, and today we’ve got one more name for the film. That would be Lena Endre, likely famous to audiences in the US as the actress who played Erika Berger in the original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Update: Amy Adams has now officially signed on as well, playing the wife of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character. Original article follows.

The Playlist confirmed her involvement in PTA’s film, as she had been mentioned as a possible cast member last month. Also mentioned at the time were Madisen Beaty and Amy Adams, though we don’t know if either will end up in the real cast. (Edit: Obviously, the update to this article erases doubt about Amy Adams.) We don’t know anything about Lena Endre’s role in the movie, but just knowing the movie is happening is enough for now. We can wait to get the specifics. All we’ve got right now is this:

Script finds Anderson regular Philip Seymour Hoffman playing a charismatic intellectual who, after witnessing the horrors of WWII, creates a belief system designed to catch on with other lost souls in post-war America. Joaquin Phoenix and Laura Dern co-star, with the former playing an alcoholic drifter who becomes his right-hand man and disciple. The tenants of the faith closely mirror those of Scientology.